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for chaos. it refuses to define or even fight terrorism. >> u.n. member states have not been able to agree on definition of terrorism. >> definition of terrorism is very difficult thing. >> my own view quite frankly, terrorism is like pornography, you know what you see it. >> we have a defending right here. >> you can take it to them and show the general assembly. >> i'm sure they know the webster defending and it appears in other dictionaries. >> problem is defending that can be agreed to by everyone. >> webster's can do it. >> i don't know, if that is webster's. >>> joining me is the creator of you and me. i enjoyed the film but it was disturbing. you got the united nations that can't even define terrorism. our president goes to the u.n. and doesn't mention it but we got a dead ambassador to show for is be a undefineable cause. >> i tried to spoon feed it to the guy with dictionary. >> what was it that motivated to take on the united nations? >> it's interesting. there was a moment. i was sitting at home. i was watching a michael moore movie. i can't tell you why. i started thinking abou
was reluctant to have one meeting in a u.n. schedule where normally he'll have 15, because of the nearness of the campaign. >> this is the whole question of whether or not president obama should be meeting right now with the leaders who are gathered here on the world stage. he is not having any meetings at all. was this to avoid having to meet with prime minister netanyahu or president morsi of egypt? >> welt -- >> equally difficult in a political year. >> better to do nothing than something in this case. i think it had to do a little bit with morsi, didn't want to be seen -- the campaign didn't want him to be seen as meeting with the lus mim brotherhood president of egypt and not the prime minister of israel. remember he had an hour long phone conversation with netanyahu last week and they did cover ground. it's probably easier at this point not to see anyone, rather than just one prime minister or president and get everybody mad at him. >> a lot of politics in this. would you explain to me why if the president wanted to say that his schedule was too busy to meet with these world leaders,
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with a different perspective than the perspective i have. >> reporter: today's u.n. speech will be the president's first international address since violence erupted across the muslim world. >> also so -- >> reporter: in bilateral meetings secretary clinton was told security of their embassy is their duty and must emphasize that nuclear weapons must be kept away. despite warnings from the u.n. he declared israel will be eliminated. the u.s. responded quickly calling that comment disgusting, offensive and outrageous. lynn? >> tracie, thanks. >>> elsewhere. missouri senate candidate todd akin again says he will stay in the race despite his controversial comment on rape last month. today is the deadline to get a court order to drop out of the race. after last month's interview, he lost most republican campaign money, but now a conservative fund-raising pac is seriously considering whether to come to akin's aid because he may have a legitimate chance to beat claire mccaskill. >>> well, newly release the numbers show the high school class of 2012 had s.a.t. reading scores that hit a four decade low.
minister tells the u.n. that the capabilityo enrich uraum must be stopped. > cious scy. nasa's rover finds evidence of an ancient stream onmars. >>> and circular sensation, new york city makes plans for the world's largest ferris wheel. good morni. those stories and mor i sthtah th is "first look" on msnbc. > an we're goi to beg mnghhe r line. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has told the united nation that's the world has until next summer to stop iran from building a nuclear weapon. the white house reacted by saying the u.s. shares israel's goal oopha happening but so far it has refused to set an ult madeyum. danielle l reports. >> reporter: from a fight over the west bank to fears over i n iran's nuclear program, benjamin netanyahu spoke under pressure before the united nations. >> reporter: just one day after iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad accused israel and the west of intimidation, netanyahu ran a new ultimatum agnst the controversial nuclear program. >> a red line should be drawn right re be- before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to m
to the clinton global initiative and sat down with education nation. president obama spoke to the u.n. general assembly, follow that, abc aired an interview he and the first lady taped for "the view." the meeting of the united nations general assembly has put foreign policy front and center. president obama used the ait tack on the u.s. consulate in libya and the death on ambassador stevens to make the case for a broader philosophy regarding the future of the relations between the middle east and the west. >> the events of the last two weeks also speaks to the need for all of us to honestly address the tensions between the west and the arab world that is moving towards democracy. >> while he made clear that the video that sparked the violence was not reflective of american values the president defended the u.s. response and underscored that free speech is essential to prosperity and to peace. >> as president of our country, and commander in chief of our military, i accept that people are going to call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. >> the president th
look at prior presidents at this u.n. meeting, they didn't meet with any leaders either. >> well, i -- vin? >> governor rendell saying, president clinton is saying. on the other hand this is not just any moment. this is a moment of greatest foreign policy crisis in this administration. so for him to decide that the campaign is more important because he'd have to meet with too many people in new york doesn't fly with me. although a lot of good news for the president in the polls, we've established that, the foreign policy front is not one. "the wall street journal" poll shows he's seen a precip does drop in his handling of foreign policy and that could become an ish. >> >> one problem with that, and that is governor romney when asked what he would do differently, doesn't come up with a very cogent or believable answer. >> before i let you go, ed rendell, wanted to ask you about pennsylvania. here you've got the president up by 12 points in the latest polls. what's going on in the senate race where senator bob casey is only up by six points? >> well, i don't -- i can't answer that at
for israel's prime minister to take his turn at u.n. general assembly any moment now. joining me first, former u.s. ambassador to israel, dennis ross, who held top jobs in middle east policy including iran and three administrations, the obama white house. a midder middle east diplomacy for msnbc and washington institute. dennis, let's talk about what netanyahu signaled he's doing today, demanding an ultimatum to iran on its nuclear program something the administration, the white house, has insisted they needambiguous. who is right here? >> imnot sure there is as wide a gap as you think. i believe what you're seeing is an agreement on the objective of making certain that iran cannot have nuclear weapons and then also i think agreeing that you have to come up with some kind of threshold to know when the objective of prevention has a meaning and it doesn't lose its content. i do think where the prime minister's coming from is, he wants to put, i think, a premium on having a clear definition of what's the point past which if iran crosses that particular line or tloesh hohreshold you'r long
% of the u.n.'s operating budget. the next closest, japan, pays 12.5%. most nations pay 0.01%. what are we getting for that money? no, really? what are we getting? but back to me, of course. traffic was a bear this morning. so i think the u.n. would be better served somewhere else. i'm sure another struggling nation would love to make some money off the well-heeled diplomats who inhabit the building and tbut like high maintenance wife who is all take and no give, i think it's clear the as you know more trouble than it's worth. that does it for "the cycle." it's all yours. >> sarah elizabeth, you might have considered walking if you were stuck in a cab for an hour. >> i should have. >> it's tuesday, september 25th, and it's presidents and prime ministers at the crossroads of the world. >>> serious issues demand serious leadership. >> let me be clear, america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy, and we believe that there is still time and space to do so. that time is not unlimited. >> leaders who will stand up against tyranny. >> the iranian government continues to prop up a dictat
think the president on too many occasions has deferred our foreign policy leadership to the u.n. security council, to the u.n. >> egypt now with the muslim brotherhood president, pakistan highly tumultuous. >> as you can see, it's hard to get anything from these two, aside from their now redundant talking points. and it really wouldn't matter if this was just a televised debate before one of the republican primaries. but it isn't. these two want to occupy the global stage. for the president, on the other hand, this week was fraught with political land mines as he prepared to address the u.n. and here is how he decided to address the issue of iran and its nuclear ambitions. >> so let me be clear, america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy and we believe that there is still time and space to do so, but that time is not unlimited. >> that is what international diplomacy looks like in these difficult treacherous times. but when i hear mr. romney speak about foreign affairs, i'm reminded of the words of shakespeare's mcbeth. it sounds like "a tale told by an idiot, full of
the president for what he said at the u.n. and talking about how we are in sync. our intelligence and military communities are on the same it timeline with respect to iranian nuclear development. and i think yesterday the president -- prime minister netanyahu drew a line which frankly the president has already drawn not with a cartoon and with that kind of a fdispla but the president has said point blank american policy is not a matter of containment, it is a matter of prevention. they will not have the ability to make a bomb. and the president is prepared to back that up. so, there is no gap here. and once again, mitt romney just as he did when he stepped out early in his comments on libya, inappropriately and wrong, he is once again inappropriately and wrongly characterizing the president's policy. >> john kerry, all fired up for debate preparation, have fun with that. >> thank you. >> have fun playing mitt romney and thank you so much. thanks for being with us today. >> thank you. >>> and up next here, israel's red line on iran. have we reached the point of no return? when will we? this is
domestic concerns to the side for a time this week. the president on tuesday addressing the u.n.'s general assembly meeting. the middle east and the threat posed by iran's nuclear weapons program topped the agenda there. after his speech, the president had no follow-up meetings with foreign leaders, not even with the leader of our closest ally in the middle east, israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. prime minister netanyahu addressed the assembly thursday. and he famously used that image of a bomb with a lit fuse to make the point that iran cannot be allowed to make a nuclear weapon. >> where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. >> joining me now, mark regev, the chief spokesperson for prime minister netanyahu. good saturday afternoon to you, sir. thank you for coming back. >> my pleasure. >> governor romney spoke with the prime minister by phone on friday after the call. governor romney spoke with reporters about possible action against iran. take a listen, and i want to talk to you about his response on the other side. >> i do not belief that in the
cartoon bomb in the u.n. earlier this week. kind of disturbing to a lot of american i'm sure but israel says if iran moves closer to building nuclear weapons it's going to do what it sees if it to protect itself an our policy over the years would indicate that the u.s. would respond militarily if israel asked us. is keeping iran from becoming a nation with nuclear weapons worth putting u.s. troops in harm's way? >> it's necessary to prevent iran and ahmadinejad, who is an individual that is somewhat mentally impaired, who believes that the holocaust never existed, believes that israel should be destroyed and has threatened america that they're going to blockade the gulf of hormuz. which would block all the oil going worldwide, it would enter us into a world depression. sooner or later, unless we draw the red line that netanyahu wants, we're going to have the problem of iran having a nuclear bomb. we cannot afford that. it will end up in a world war. we've got to stop them. my opponent in 2006, 2009 and 2010 voted against the sanctions of iran. only now three months before the election s
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